Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
After over 10 years of practice, my mission is to inspire and empower people to feel happy, healthy and beautiful. Attaining optimal health involves addressing the underlying causes of health issues, while assessing and integrating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. “Doctor as Teacher” is my guiding principle, as I encourage my patients to take an active role in their own health. Effective, evidence-based and individualized treatment plans are built with each and every one of my patients in mind.
I have a wealth of experience in dealing with digestive health concerns, hormone health and weight loss. My special interest lies in thyroid disease, immune disorders, bioidentical hormone replacement and anti-aging therapies. I’ve also designed specific programs in detoxification, cosmetic acupuncture, weight loss and healthy aging.
I believe that the foundation of health lies in nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. When I’m not in clinic, you will find me staying active outdoors by running, cycling or rollerblading. I spent many years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer before finding my passion in teaching yoga. I teach yoga in the studio or corporate setting encouraging people to find balance through active movement and meditation.